Watch Mauna Kea Volcano Webcam

August 1st, 2012 by Mark

Interested in seeing one of the world’s tallest volcanoes? A series of webcams showing the Mauna Kea volcano allows you to do just that. And with the sheer number of webcams, it might be the most connected mountain on Earth.

Mauna Kea is a volcano on the “Big Island” of Hawaii. The island is composed of five different volcanoes, that erupted at different times which resulted in them overlapping one another.

One of the spectacular views offered by the many Mauna Kea webcams.

Some of the webcams show the Mauna Kea observatories, used for astronomical research. The mountain is ideal for such observatories due to the area’s dark skies and good visibility.

If measured from the sea floor, Mauna Kea would be the world’s tallest mountain, beating even Mount Everest. At 4,200 meters above sea level, Mauna Kea’s peak is the highest in Hawaii.

Mauna Kea means “white mountain” in Hawaiian, and according to Hawaiian mythology, the goddess of snow Poli’ahu lives on the mountain.

You can check out the Mauna Kea webcams here.

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